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06/13/2019
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A Getaway for Two in Santa Barbara

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Santa Barbara is one of the most colorful and vibrant cities you can visit on the entire western coastline. The rich local culture, natural wonders, and even the very architecture all exude a comfortably Californian vibe that you’ll melt into happily, and when you come to enjoy the Santa Barbara sea and sunshine with somebody you love, you’re definitely going to want to explore the romantic side of the city. Here are a few ideas for ensuring the most romantic oceanside Santa Barbara getaway ever: Spend the Day at Butterfly

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06/11/2019
Santa Barbara Restaurants

Trendy Shops & Restaurants to Visit in Santa Barbara

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Some might say that California is one of the trendiest states in the country. Make sure to experience the hottest trends during your fantastic stay in Santa Barbara. Here are the hippest shops and Santa Barbara restaurants: Santa Barabara Restaurants – Lucky Penny You won’t find a pizzeria and a coffeehouse mixed into one outside of Lucky Penny. This unique restaurant is known for its vibrant décor where the exterior walls are decked out with actual pennies. Inside, though, you will find delicious pizza pies for lunch and dinner and

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05/31/2019
Santa Barbara Activities

Santa Barbara Fourth of July 2019

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Sure, July 4th is fun all across the country, but no celebration is quite like a Santa Barbara Fourth of July. With festivities that range the gamut from music to dancing to good eats, you’ve got your choice of activities no matter your mood! Art Show Over 80 artisans have a spot in this long-running Old Mission Santa Barbara art show. Snack on some delicious Santa Barbara Fourth of July food while looking at some of the coolest pieces the area’s local artists have to offer you. This is a

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05/30/2019
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Summer Activities in Santa Barbara for the Whole Family

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California is making a name for itself as one of the best travel destinations during the summer season. More specifically, Santa Barbara continues to provide spectacular entertainment for families of all ages year after year. Here are some of the best Santa Barbara summer activities your family can enjoy this season: Make a Visit to Restoration Oaks There is nothing quite like picking your own berries from an organic farm. You can do just that by visiting Restoration Oaks located just north of Santa Barbara. This local berry farm produces

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05/8/2019
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How to See the Best of Santa Barbara in 3 Days

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Santa Barbara definitely needs more than three days to explore and savor its beauty. But sometimes all you have is a long weekend to spend. In this case, our guide will help you plan your short vacation and get the most out of it, especially if you have only 3 days in Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara has a lot to offer, and with a good plan, you can turn those three days into an exciting vacation packed with entertainment and activities. 3 Days in Santa Barbara – Mission Santa Barbara

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05/8/2019
Events in Santa Barbara

Planning the Perfect Santa Barbara Mother’s Day Getaway

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Santa Barbara is known as the “American Riviera,” and upon first glance, it is not hard to understand why this city of approximately 90,000 residents receives that sobriquet. With its balmy year-round climate, world-class museums, boutique shopping, five-star restaurants, and natural attractions, Santa Barbara is undoubtedly one of California’s coastal gems. Your mom is sure to feel the love when you plan a vacation getaway to enjoy a Santa Barbara Mothers Day! Let Someone Else Cook! When in town for a quick weekend getaway, mom has a wide selection in

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05/7/2019
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Your Complete Guide to Santa Barbara

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There’s something in the air in Santa Barbara. It’s the salty freshness that gives this seaside city its unique style. And once you experience sunset on the beach and enjoy its street cuisines, you’ll know what Santa Barbara is all about. Like all hidden gems, it will take time to explore this coastal city and get a taste of its true beauty. We’ve created a useful guide to Santa Barbara so that you don’t have to miss out on any of its beauties. Guide to Santa Barbara – Coastal Hikes

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05/7/2019
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Memorial Day Events in Santa Barbara

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Memorial Day is that time of the year when we pay our respects to the men and women who had put their lives out on the line to uphold our values and keep our country free. When spending Memorial Day in Santa Barbara, you’ll notice that the city has a lot prepared to honor our fallen heroes. From street art events to kayaking tours, Memorial Day in Santa Barbara is also about enjoying the outdoors once again since summer is almost here and the weather is great. Memorial Day in

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05/2/2019
Santa Barbara Attractions

Reasons to Enjoy Santa Barbara Holidays

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Traveling during the holidays has become an American tradition. For many of us, the extra days off are a big reason, but we also like being able to get away from the responsibilities that encompass the big holidays, such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter! If you’re planning a holiday getaway in the upcoming future, Santa Barbara and our Paradise Retreats holiday escapes should be at the top of your list. From New Year’s to Christmas, our homes are the perfect place to celebrate Santa Barbara holidays! Santa Barbara Holidays –

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04/22/2019
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Experience Santa Barbara during Spring Break

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Every year as Spring Break season rolls around, we watch the craziness from the comfort of our homes and remember fondly the fun we had during our own Spring Break days. And even though we’re a little bit older and hopefully a lot wiser, we think spring is still a season to be celebrated; just in milder ways. If you’re planning a Spring Break getaway, these fun things to do in Santa Barbara for Spring Break may even outdo the ones from your memories! Santa Barbara Spring Break – The

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